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Title Caligari's heirs : the German cinema of fear after 1945 / edited by Steffen Hantke.

Published Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.436164 CALI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiv, 248 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Postwar German cinema and the horror film : thoughts on historical continuity and genre consolidation / Steffen Hantke -- Pt. 1. The long shadow of Weimar : expressionism and postwar German horror film -- Fritz Lang's Dr. Mabuse trilogy and the horror genre, 1922-1960 / Blair Davis -- Peter Lorre's Der Verlorene : trauma and recent historical memory / Tony Williams -- Hollywood horror comes to Berlin : a critical reassessment of Robert Siodmak's Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam / Steffen Hantke -- Pt. 2. German Autorenkino and horror film : influences, dialogues, exchanges -- The shadow and the auteur : Herzog's Kinski, Kinski's Nosferatu, and the myths of authorship / Linda Badley -- History, homage, and horror : Fassbinder, Raab, Lommel and The tenderness of wolves (1973) / Richard J. Hand -- Joy-boys and docile bodies : surveillance and resistance in Romuald Karmakar's Der Totmacher / Jay McRoy -- Pt. 3. New German horror film : between global cinema and the Hollywood blockbuster -- Introducing "the little Spielberg" : Roland Emmerich's Joey as reverent parody / Philip L. Simpson -- To die for : Der Fan and the reception of sexuality and horror in early 1980s German cinema / Ernest Mathijs -- "Not to scream before or about, but to scream at death" : Haneke's horrible funny games / Eugenie Brinkema -- Pt. 4. Beyond aesthetics, against aesthetics : German splatter films -- Better living through splatter : Christoph Schlingensief's unsightly bodies and the politics of gore / Kris Thomas-Vander Lugt -- Buttgereit's poetics : Schramm as cinema of poetry / Mikel J. Koven -- Necrosexuality, perversion, and jouissance : the experimental desires of Jorg Buttgereit's NekRomantik films / Patricia MacCormack -- Pt. 5. Interviews : three German horror film directors -- Good news from the underground : a conversation with Jorg Buttgereit / Marcus Stiglegger -- Hunting the innocents : a conversation with Robert Sigl / Marcus Stiglegger -- Loneliness, passion, melancholia : a conversation with Nico Hoffmann / Marcus Stiglegger.
Summary "Caligari's Heirs: The German Cinema of Fear after 1945 is a collection of essays that provides analyses of a variety of German horror films from the early postwar years to the present. The essays in this collection focus on individual films and directors and takes on larger historical issues - from the Nazis in postwar years to the heavy toll of German reunification. To round out this captivating work, Steffen Hantke also includes interviews with Jorg Buttgereit, Robert Sigl, and Nico Hoffmann, contemporary German horror film directors working in both cinema and television."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Hantke, Steffen, 1962-
Subject Horror films -- Germany -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0810858789 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780810858787 (paperback: alk. paper)